[IN MEMORIAM] A MOMENT FOR THOSE WE LOST IN 2018

 

This is our yearly tradition to honor the people we lost over the past year. The Academy Awards will remember some of them, but won’t have time for others. We don’t need to take commercial breaks here, so we’ll do our best to give as comprehensive a survey as we can provide. If we missed anyone, please let us know and we’ll add them immediately.

 

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Stephanie Adams

 

Harry Anderson

 

 

Michael Anderson, director of ORCA.

 

Marty Allen, comedian.

 

 

 

Stanley Anderson

 

 

Susan Anspach

 

 

 

 

Frank Avruch

 

Fred Bass

 

 

Ken Berry

 

 

Stephen Bochco, television auteur.

 

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Philip Bosco, actor.

 

 

Anthony Bourdain

 

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Peter Brace, stuntman.

 

Martin Bregman, producer.

 

 

Norm Breyfogle, one of the greatest Batman artists of all time.

 

 

Pasquale Buba, legendary film editor.

 

 

 

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Joseph Campanella

 

 

 

Michele Carey

 

 

 

Pippo Caruso, composer.

 

 

 

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Raymond Chow, mega-producer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Stelvio Cipriani, composer.

 

 

 

 

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Anne V. Coates

 

 

James Colby

 

 

 

Olivia Cole

 

 

 

Bill Daily

 

Vic Damone

 

 

Bradford Dillman

 

 

 

Steve Ditko

 

 

 

Frank Doubleday, actor.

Unbelievably unforgettable in ASSAULT IN PRECINCT 13 and as Romero in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Very cool detail: His daughters are Kaitlin Doubleday (a star of the show Empire) and Portia Doubleday (of Mr. Robot).

 

 

Bob Dorough

 

 

Stan Dragoti

Director of MR. MOM, THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE, and NECESSARY ROUGHNESS.

 

 

 

Ron Dunbar, songwriter.

 

 

 

Dennis Edwards, lead singer of The Temptations.

 

 

Harlan Ellison, author.

 

 

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Alvin Epstein, actor.

 

 

R. Lee Ermey

 

 

 

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Carlos Ezquerra

 

 

Nanette Fabray

 

 

 

Anna Maria Ferrero

 

 

Pablo Ferro,film title designer.

 

 

Aretha Franklin

 

 

James Frawley, director.

 

 

Gary Friedrich

Comics creator best remembered for inventing Ghost Rider for Marvel Comics with Mike Ploog.

 

 

Oscar Gamble

 

 

Brian Garfield, director.

 

 

 

John Gavin

 

 

Eunice Gayson

 

 

Ann Gillis

 

 

Bill Gold

 

 

Jonathan Gold

 

 

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Carol Hall, composer.

 

 

 

Shinobu Hashimoto

Wrote or co-wrote RASHOMON, IKIRU, THE SEVEN SAMURAI, THRONE OF BLOOD, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS, THE BAD SLEEP WELL, HARAKIRI, SAMURAI ASSASSIN, THE SWORD OF DOOM, and HELL IN THE PACIFIC, for starters. Untouchable.

 

 

 

 

Barbara Harris

Actor in NASHVILLE, A THOUSAND CLOWNS, FAMILY PLOT, FREAKY FRIDAY, PLAZA SUITE, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, and GROSSE POINTE BLANK. (“You’re a handsome devil. What’s your name?”)

 

 

 

Carole Hart, Sesame Street’s first female writer.

 

 

 

 

Stephen Hawking

 

 

 

Russ Heath

 

 

 

 

 

Tab Hunter

 

 

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Gloria Katz

 

 

 Ricky Jayauthor, illusionist, and scholar of the unnatural.

 

 

Jóhann Jóhannsson

 

 

 

Mickey Jones

 

 

 

Will Jordan, comedian.

 

 

 

 

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Rodney Kageyama

 

 

 

 

James Karen

A really wonderful actor who you may not know by name but who you’ve definitely seen in films as varied as ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, POLTERGEIST, WALL STREET, HARDBODIES II and MULHOLLAND DRIVE.

 

 

 

Tamio Kawachi

 

 

 

Quentin Kenihan, actor, author, and activist.

 

 

 

 

Jack Ketchum

A mighty, mighty writer whose work will shake you up and change you.

 

 

 

Margot Kidder

Star of SUPERMAN, BLACK CHRISTMAS, SISTERS, and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR.

 

 

 

Richard H. Kline

Cinematographer of films as diverse and awesome as HANG ‘EM HIGH, THE MECHANIC, BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, MR. MAJESTYK, KING KONG, THE FURY, STAR TREK, BODY HEAT, DEATH WISH II, BREATHLESS, HOWARD THE DUCK, and DOUBLE IMPACT.

 

 

 

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Koko the western lowland gorilla.

 

 

 

 

Ringo Lam

 

 

 

 

Stan Lee

 

 

Ursula K. Le Guin

 

 

 

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Danny Leiner, director.

 

 

 

 

Anna-Lisa

 

 

 

Sondra Locke, actor and director.

 

 

Craig Mack

 

 

 

 

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John Mahoney

 

 

 

Dorothy Malone

 

 

 

Robert Mandan

 

 

 

Winnie Mandela

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Maren

 

 

Terence Marsh, production designer.

 

 

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Penny Marshall

 

 

Hugh Masekela

 

 

Al Matthews 

Best known to you as Sgt. Apone from ALIENS (1986).

 

 

 

 Chuck McCanncomedian & voiceover artist.

 

 

Russ McCubbin, actor and stuntman.

 

 

 

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Donald Moffat

 

 

Rosenda Monteros

 

 

 

 

Robby Müller, cinematographer.

 

 

 

Geoff Murphy

 

 

 

Yosuke Natsuki

 

 

 

 

Charles Neville

 

 

Derrick O’Connor

 

 

 

William O’Connor

 

 

Jerry Ohlinger

 

Amos Oz, novelist.

 

 

Gianfranco Parolini, director of the SABATA movies.

 

 

Art Paul, graphic designer.

 

 

 

Vinnie Paul

 

 

 

 

Roger Perry

 

 

 

Jean Porter

 

 

 

Charlotte Rae

 

 

 

Douglas Rain

 

 

Al Reinert

 

 

 

 

Burton Leon Reynolds Junior (1936-2018).

Nobody had more fun. Nobody was as fun to watch. One of the all-time great movie stars and an American original. More from Daily Grindhouse soon. For now, wishing peace to his loved ones. [JA] ??

 

 

 

Donnelly Rhodes

 

 

 

 

Nicolas Roegvisionary filmmaker.

 

 

Maria Rohm

 

 

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Tim Rossovich

 

 

 

Connie Sawyer

 

 

Marie Severin

 

 

Allison Shearmur, ROGUE ONE producer.

 

 

Carole Shelley

 

 

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Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks.

 

 

Anita Shreve

 

 

 

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Bill Siegel

 

 

Kirk Simon, documentary filmmaker.

 

 

 

Larry Smith, puppeteer.

 

 

 

 

Mark E. Smith of The Fall.

 

 

 

 

 

Lovebug Starski

 

 

 

 

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Rusty Staub

 

 

Naomi Stevens

 

 

 

 

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David Ogden Stiers

 

 

 

 

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Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino.

 

 

Ezra Swerdlow, producer.

 

 

 

Isao Takahata

 

 

 

Doreen Tracey

 

 

Verne Troyer

 

 

 

Big Van Vader

 

 

 

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“Evil” Dave VanDam

 

 

Jerry Van Dyke

 

 

 

 

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Venantino Venantini 

 

 

 

 

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Will Vinton

 

 

 

Clint Walker

From THE DIRTY DOZEN, SAM WHISKEY, THE WHITE BUFFALO, and so many more movies we love.

 

 

Mike Walker

 

 

 

Mort Walker

 

 

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Charles Weldon

 

 

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Nancy Wilson

 

Scott Wilson

 

 

Paul Junger Witt, television producer.

 

 

 

Robert Wolders

 

 

Peter Wyngarde

 

 

 

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Celeste Yarnall

 

 

 

 

Louis Zorich

 

 

 

Our condolences to the friends and family of all these unforgettably talented people.

 

 

 

 

Jon Abrams

Editor-In-Chief at Daily Grindhouse
Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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